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is there away i can put a AOD behind my 390. Im just thinking out loud here :)

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There is a company that offers an adapter for that swap, I believe it is JPT out of Michigan. The AOD is not up to the torque in stock form, it will need a performance rebuild and a good cooler. Also, there are certain year AOD's that can work and others that absolutely won't, the guys at JPT can fill in the blanks. It won't be cheap but the results are impressive from the reports in Mustang and Ford Magazine's review of the swap about 6 months ago.

Phone for JPT = (517) 663-0578
 

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I wouldn't recommend it unless you spend some HUGE bucks on a VERY STRONG aftermarket one. I have several friends who have bought "performance" ones and tried them in Mustang GT's behind small blocks and they definately dont last very long...
The one guy had a 347 stroker with a Vortech and Nitrous and it lasted about 3 months and he wasn't even driving it on the street!
Just my .02
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Hey,
Just thought you might want to check out Lentech, I know they developed a bellhousing to mate the AOD to an FE. Check out there website. Just search google. You'll find it pretty quick.

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AOD's are great for daily drivers, or a crusier. They can be built to handle punishment, but that takes a whole bunch of dough!

I'm going with Jim K. on this one. The GV overdrive can handle what, up to 1200 hp?
 

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Yeah, I know. But the cost difference isn't that much between a heavy-duty AOD and a GV overdrive...especially if you blow up your AOD and need a beefy rebuild AGAIN.

Personally I'm sticking with my C6 too. I can't swing EITHER method. :mad:
 

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the wife eventually wants a standard in there, so maybe I'll save up and do a 4 speed (maybe 5 speed if they'll last) swap in a few years.

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Bruce, I sure hope the wife doesnt see that post... She'd be bugging me to no end for a 6 speed.... ;)

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I miss driving a manual. I'm thinking of a 5 speed in the 70 conv,I've never been fond of the FMX and it's got a 391 locker(not so good on gas or engine longevity)....

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The AOD I built for my own car has been handling 480 ft lbs on a daily basis for almost 3 years. It is behind a 460 with an Art Carr adaptor plate. I am not a big fan of adaptor bells, JPT makes the bell for Lentech and if it is like the 460 to AOD bell it's maximum convertor size is 11". I installed my AOD for fuel efficiancy and didn't want to go with a high stall. If I wanted a trans for racing I would have stayed with the C-6 or gone C-4 if every tenth was important.
One day I may find the time to put together an adaptor plate from FE to small bell to run an AOD. Just too busy lately and no FE to test with.
 

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Talk to Lentech about strength. Just think how wimpy a C4 is and it takes 600 HP (with some upgrades). The AOD from Lentech will take 700HP all day long. Are you making 700HP?
 
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